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  • Financial News

    Akzo Nobels revenues up 12% in

    Revenues at Akzo Nobel’s Coatings division grew 12% to a record €6,209 million and EBIT before incidentals was up 22% to €518 million. Car refinishes continued its turnaround, with revenues rising four percent. Industrial activities p…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    otun turnover increased

    Jotun turnover increased by more than NOK 1 billion 2006 was yet another strong year for Jotun, with the group continuing to develop with higher sales and improved profits compared with 2005. Jotun’s sales totaled NOK 7,733 million in 200…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    Valspar Reports 1Q Results

    Valspar Reports 1Q Results The Valspar Corporation reported net income for the first quarter ended January 26, 2007 of $23,598,000 compared to net income of $22,541,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 10.3% to $6…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    Masco Reports Record

    Masco Reports Record Sales For 2006 Masco Corporation reported that net sales from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2006 increased two percent to a record $12.8 billion compared with $12.6 billion for 2005.…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    ICI Paints Grew 12% in 4Q

    ICI Paints Grew 12% in 4Q Sales for the quarter at Rs 192 cr reflects a growth of 12% over the corresponding period last year. Key brands in the decorative segment grew well ahead of the market, which together with improved margins and control on fi…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    Cabot Reports 1Q Results

    Cabot Reports 1Q Results Cabot Corporation reported net income of $54 million for the first quarter of 2007. This is compared to net income of $24 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2006.…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    Sherwin-Williams Reports 2006

    The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2006. Consolidated net sales increased $619.1 million, or 8.6%, to $7.81 billion in the year and $84.5 million, or 4.9%, to $1.79 billion…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    DuPont Reports 4Q and

    Pre-tax operating income (PTOI) for DuPont’s Coatings & Color Technologies segment was $282 million versus $153 million earned in the hurricane-impacted fourth quarter 2005. Excluding significant items, PTOI increased 31% due to higher tita…
    03.19.07

  • Financial News

    PPG Reports 4Q Results

    In the fourth quarter, PPG’s coatings sales increased $287 million, or 21%, due to the impact of acquisitions, improved sales volumes in Europe and Asia, increased selling prices and a positive foreign currency impact. Segment earnings were up…
    03.19.07

  • Marine Coatings | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    International Paint to open St. Louis

    nternational Paint LLC, an Akzo Nobel company, has opened a new distribution center to serve their customers thorughout the North Central region of the U.S. The new 20,000 square-foot facility will offer a full range of high-performance protective,…
    03.19.07

  • Automotive Refinish  | Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Asian PPG Industries to acquire ICI India's advanced 2K auto-refinish business

    Asian PPG Industries to acquire ICI India's advanced 2K auto-refinish business PPG Industries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICI India Ltd., Mumbai, India, to facilitate the acquisition of ICI’s premium automotive refinish busin…
    03.19.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News | Pigments

    Insl-x, Invista Collaborate to Formulate StainMaster Paint

    nvista, in collaboration with Insl-x, has introduced StainMaster paint, a new line of paint for the U.S. architectural paint market. The high performance paint utilizes special resins and pigments that allow for thicker coverage and smoother flow on…
    03.19.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Henkel to merge adhesives

    Effective April 1, 2007, the Consumer and Craftsmen Adhesives and Henkel Technologies business sectors will be merged to form the new Adhesives Technologies business sector, with total sales of €5.5 billion realized in fiscal 2006. “The s…
    03.19.07

  • Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News

    Premium Valspar Paint

    Lowe’s Companies, Inc., in conjunction with The Valspar Corporation, announced that its premium-quality paint label for interior and exterior applications, previously sold under the American Tradition, Signature Colors and Duramax labels, will…
    03.19.07

  • Architectural Coatings | Suppliers Corner

    Cognis offers high performance

    Cognis has developed Foamaster 350 mineral oil-free defoamer for use in high performance varnishes, coatings and adhesives. Derived from renewable resource, this new universal liquid defoamer is comprised of hydrophobic elements and natural oils. It…
    03.19.07

  • Suppliers Corner

    Ciba offers color trend design

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has launched Color Trend Vision, a design and technology package developed to provide designers, paint, ink and masterbatch producers with global and regional color trend forecasts and information, design tools, technology an…
    03.19.07

  • Industry News

    Eliokem increases capacity at its Ohio

    Eliokem has announced plans to expand the processing and packaging capability in its Akron, OH plant for Pliolite, Plioway and Pliotec resins. This is in response to increasing market share particularly in North America with the Pliotec l…
    03.19.07

  • Industry News

    Toyo Ink and research

    Toyo Ink International and The Research Valley Partnership have entered into an economic development agreement to build a $20 million manufacturing site in Bryan, TX. The facility will manufacture and sell specialty polymers and related product…
    03.19.07

  • Industry News

    In brief

    Royal DSM has plans to build a China Campus in Shanghai for R&D and China headquarters...Solvay Specialty Polymers has broken ground on its first PTFE powder plant in China...The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), American Section, awarde…
    03.19.07

  • Industrial Coatings  | People in the News

    Benjamin Moore makes executive: Yvan Dupuy

    Benjamin Moore and Company has announced that effective July 1, Yvan Dupuy, chairman and CEO of the company, will relinquish the title of CEO, remaining solely a chairman. Denis Abrams, currently president and COO will succeed Dupuy as CEO, whi…
    03.19.07